I had a very enjoyable Monday and Tuesday evenings speaking to pupils and parents about the Year 9 option choices; it was great to meet so many supportive parents and pupils keen to make the right choices for KS4.  I also had a great evening on Thursday watching our ROAR pupils deliver superb presentations about their work researching job roles in the NHS.  Mrs Crompton had worked with and helped the pupils over a number of weeks to explore job roles, and had clearly done a wonderful job.  Every single pupil enthused about the type of career they could pursue, not for the salary they could earn, but for the positive difference they could make to other people’s lives by helping them overcome adversity.  I drove home a very proud Headteacher!

Last Friday we had two pupils who took part in the FutureChef competition at St Helens College.  Lucas McDonald and Matthew Witherington were successful in our own school competition and so travelled to St Helens College to compete against pupils from other local schools.  They both worked really hard in creating some excellent dishes for the chefs to try and they were both congratulated on their efforts by all the judges. The picture shows Lucas with the judges.  FutureChef Competition

Mr Reardon told me that Year 8 continue to produce some outstanding work, gaining 878 achievement points this week. A particular congratulations to 8C, who contributed 125 to that total. 8W have also managed now to make it two weeks in a row without any behaviour points. Excellent effort! 

It has been a good week for our Year 8 boys as they occupy four out of the top five places on this week’s achievement points leader board. Congratulations to Matthew McGuire who got 19 achievement points. Joint second was Gemma Unsworth, Ciaran Prendergast and Nathan Williams, with Kai Pickavance one point behind in third. Well done!


Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 2 February 2017

Category: Headteacher's blog